Why should I consider booking a babywearing Consultation?
Wirral Sling Library is able to offer sling hire and advice in three different settings on the Wirral. Each one has its advantages and I would like to explain why a Consultation could be the option for you.
You would like someone to visit you in your own home.
As parents ourselves we realise that getting of the house at times is very difficult. This may be in the later stages of pregnancy or when you have a newborn to look after. Perhaps you are unable to drive following a Caesarean Section, and the thought of public transport is just too overwhelming. One of Wirral Sling Library’s fully trained and insured consultants will bring the Library to you, with a selection of slings and carriers to meet the needs of you and your child.
You have more complex needs in connection with your babywearing.
Perhaps you are expecting twins that you would like to carry at the same time. Perhaps you or your baby has existing medical issues that will have an impact on your carrying journey. One of our Consultants will be able to tailor the session to ensure that your needs are met.
You want to learn at a time convenient to you.
This may be while you are expecting, in the very busy first months with a newborn, or further down the line when you may be back at work. We are a able to offer daytime and evening consultation times and may also be able to arrange weekend consultations at a time that suits you. You may also want to learn with a partner or relative who will also be carrying your child.
You would like to have more time to investigate the different options.
Our drop in library sessions can be busy and you may be limited to trying one or perhaps two options in a session. A Consultation will last up to 90 minutes , giving you plenty of time to find the sling that suits you and to practice using it with our demonstration dolls and your own child.
It could save you time and money
If there are two things that all new parents know it’s that babies are a massive drain on both time and money! If you are in desperate need of a sling, and you decide to take a punt on buying one brand new from a well known baby store on the high street, you may find that it really doesn’t work for you, even if it comes with great reviews and is the most expensive one that they sell. By trying before you buy, you will have the confidence to know that you are making a purchase that will suit you and your child. Hiring may tide you over until your baby is big enough for the next sling you want to try or one that a friend or relative has given you. We are also able to offer discounts with some of our suppliers for all of the top brands which are usually between 5% and 10%. If you would prefer to buy second hand we will guide you through how to do this.
Topics that we can cover include wearing newborns, twins, back carrying or just helping to increase your confidence and comfort using a sling or carrier you already own. For more details please see our Consultations page, or to book, please contact us here.